Philosophy Major

Philosophy Major Overview

The twenty-first century has brought with it an increased need for understanding the role of faith and faith traditions in an increasingly connected world. The Philosophy Major is designed to help students form an interpretation of truth around an understanding of God, human nature, and the universe that sees an essential unity in all knowledge. Philosophy develops the habit of thinking reflectively and consistently. It trains students to consider critically their own and others' assertions in writing and speaking. It observes the power of ideas in the rise and fall of movements in human history. Students are encouraged to ask the most basic, fundamental, and important questions and are invited to develop a deep contextualized understanding of their faith.

Finding ways of articulating the complexities of religion and carrying on constructive dialogue, while both understanding and embracing one's core beliefs, lies at the heart of a Greenville University education.

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